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ASU women's basketball defeats No. 10 Oregon State in double-overtime thriller

Kianna Ibis led the Sun Devils with 28 points, a season high for the senior forward


ASU junior guard Reili Richardson (1) handles the ball in the Sun Devil's 62-61 win against the California Golden Bears at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.

The No. 19 ASU Sun Devil women's basketball team pulled off a 79-76 upset in double-overtime over the No. 10 Oregon State Beavers on Sunday. 

The game saw stand out performances from senior forward Kianna Ibis, who scored 28 points (a season high for her) and grabbed 13 rebounds in 41 minutes; junior guard Reili Richardson, who scored 16 points and dished out six assists; and freshman forward Iris Mbulito, who scored nine points total. 

The game was back and forth throughout, with both teams scoring 14 in the first quarter. The Sun Devils were able to gain a seven point lead at the end of the half, but the Beavers flipped the tables on ASU in the third quarter, outscoring the Sun Devils 18-9. 

At the end of the fourth quarter, the Sun Devils were down two points with under a minute left until Ibis hit a jumper to tie the game. She then hit another jumper with six seconds remaining, but Oregon State junior guard Mikayla Pivec hit a layup with two seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.

Ibis, Richardson and Pivec dominated both overtimes, scouring four, ten and eight points respectively in the combined overtime periods. 

In a post-game interview that streamed on the Pac-12 Network, Ibis spoke about Richardson's, who scored eight points in the second overtime period.

"She's a clutch player. She's been clutch this whole season, actually," Ibis said."She makes big plays for us all the time, (and) I'm really proud of her tonight."

Ibis herself went on a stretch where she scored 13 straight points total during the fourth quarter and the first overtime. 

Next up the ASU women's basketball team will take on UCLA in Tempe on Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. MST. 

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Jeffrey HorstDigital editor-in-chief

Jeffrey Horst is the digital editor-in-chief of The State Press. He previously served as the publication's sports editor and worked at Cronkite News and

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